Conditions and Treatments from the Contact Lens Service

Astigmatism Hyperopia and Myopia

Refractive errors of the eye are seen in 20 percent of children and have been found to run in families. The most common refractive errors are astigmatism, hyperopia (farsightedness) and myopia

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Cataracts

Most people think of cataracts as something that happens to our eyes as we age, and age-related cataracts are, in fact, the most common type. But cataracts can also affect newborns and children – and

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Myopia

Myopia (nearsightedness) means that your child can see close up, but has problems seeing things far away. Vision problems may be classified as refractive errors or non-refractive errors. Myopia is a

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